The incredible performance saw the trio kill over 66% of players in the lobby, an incredible feat considering the size of the map, and the unlikeliness that every player in the game lands in a similar area. Earlier today, livestream data website Gamoloco's founder, incolas, tweeted that players watched more than seven million hours in a single day.
As someone who has lost touch with the battle royale genre, this game has revitalized that feeling that I first had when I couldn't stop playing PUBG.
The free-to-play shooter has frequently been touted to have what it takes to challenge Fortnite: Battle Royale for the crown, but only if the game can grow in the right direction. Dextero points out that Apex Legends had an average viewership of 183,089 over the seven day period ending on February 10.
Like Fortnite and Overwatch, the free game features loot boxes that players can purchase to acquire items of varying value in the game.
Later on the call, he also talked a bit more about mobile too: "We are looking at how to take the game to mobile and cross-play over time, and I also expect that this game will have tremendous value in Asia, and we're in conversations about that". Apex Legends is wildly popular on Twitch. Furthermore, the group drop-in system gives teams a more efficient way to land in close proximity to each other; no fall damage is like a gift from the gaming gods; and respawning downed teammates gives players a second chance to get back in to the fight. This is a great number for a game that launched barely a week ago.
And Apex Legends appears to be growing fast.